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The Three NHL Teams In The NYC Area

from Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post,

It has been a tumultuous summer in the NHL, and so much of the action has centered around the New York area. The Devils and Rangers picked Nos. 1 and 2 in the draft, respectively, and by all accounts, both took generational players. New Jersey then traded for one of the most flamboyant and talented players in the league, P.K. Subban, while the Blueshirts countered by signing the biggest free agent, Artemi Panarin.

The Islanders, who spent the past year showing the positive impact of having adults in charge, are on the verge of getting a shovel in the ground for their long-awaited new arena.

There are still a couple of impactful things that could happen between now and the start of training camps in September. But the 2019-20 NHL season is going to be as interesting as any in this area in a long time, so let’s recap what has happened and what still might.

Rangers

The rebuilding is going splendidly, even though new team president John Davidson likes to just call it a “build.” General manager Jeff Gorton is also averse to using the word “accelerated,” as in the timeline from tearing it down to being competitive has turned out to be quite a bit shorter than most might have realized.

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Kaszycki and his Krew's avatar

Grudgingly - I admit the Rag$ and Devils have improved.  A lot of untested players - but both are going in the right direction.  The Islanders INDEED have adults running the show now -and the new building and the certainty of legit management and young players pushing veterans bodes well.

If NJD and NYRAG$ make playoffs - it will likely come at the expense of CBJ or even Pittsburgh.  The good thing for the NHL is that I see an increased chance of a Isles-Rag$  / Isles - Devils / or Rag$ - Devils playoff series - which would be a big boost to the rivalries.  The Islanders have not done their part very often by making the playoffs….till recently.

OF COURSE - off season is no way near being done - so this story will have to be revised before October 3.

Posted by Kaszycki and his Krew on 07/15/19 at 09:01 AM ET

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